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Does anyone know about some good metal zines? Please post pics.

I have 2 really, really good ones that are back at my father's house in the US.

This is a local LA metal zine. Metal Storm vol 3.

I found it at Dark Realm Records, I saw Midnight on the cover and thought cool, Midnight. Every band in here is great. I found out about Infernal Majesty, Order Through Chaos, Are Kingdom, Pentacle, Desaster, Witchmaster, Old, etc from this zine.

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That Metal Storm vol 3 and this next 1 I'm going to talk about are the best ones I have. The other 1 is a black metal zine from South America, maybe Ecuador or Costa Rica, I can't remember.

I ordered it off of Hell's Headbangers. I cannot remember the name of it but this was from the 2000's. I found out about Pentagram (Chile), Parabellum, Profanacion, Reencarnacion etc the whole South American thrash scene in the 80's. At the time I only knew about the Brazillian scene. A new band I found in there was Force of Darkness. It was all cult 80s thrash and newer black/death. If anyone knows it, post it. I would scan it but it is at my father's in the US.

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Check out the website Cult Never Dies. It’s run by Dayal Patterson (I presume) who wrote the amazing ‘Black Metal - Evolution of a Cult’ book.

They put out beautiful collected editions of some great black metal zines like ‘Skogan’ as well as a few others. 

I own a few books by them and they’re always so well presented and packaged. 

Then there’s also ‘The Slayer Mag Diaries’ by good old Metalion, which is easily the best collection of zines ever. 

They’re both from the early 90s though, so I have no idea about current zines. 

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On ‎9‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 12:32 PM, Requiem said:

Check out the website Cult Never Dies. It’s run by Dayal Patterson (I presume) who wrote the amazing ‘Black Metal - Evolution of a Cult’ book.

They put out beautiful collected editions of some great black metal zines like ‘Skogan’ as well as a few others. 

I own a few books by them and they’re always so well presented and packaged. 

Then there’s also ‘The Slayer Mag Diaries’ by good old Metalion, which is easily the best collection of zines ever. 

They’re both from the early 90s though, so I have no idea about current zines. 

Thanks a lot, I"ll check it out. They don't have to be new zines, I like the older stuff better than the new stuff anyway. Do you have any links?

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On 5/31/2020 at 3:54 PM, MetallValkyrien said:

Do people even want Zines for metal? Like perhaps when I was just starting out, but after a while just going though youtube, metal archives and bandcamp links me to the point, thier music that i can check out.

I think they have mostly been phased out of existence, apart from some underground ones for die-hard fans.  Sometimes they provide some great interviews with bands that cannot be found anywhere else.

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There’s usually some old school zines knocking about on the smaller distros and labels sites.  I think they are great nostalgia pieces if nothing else.  I recently got a Celtic Frost 5 page booklet with an order from such a site that was interesting enough.  I tried to run a zine style publication at college back in the 90’s with little return on investment for the department so have a soft spot for them as a concept but I think they are dead now.

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2 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

There’s usually some old school zones knocking about on the smaller distros and labels sites.  I think they are great nostalgia pieces if nothing else.  I recently got a Celtic Frost 5 page booklet with an order from such a site that was interesting enough.  I tried to run a zine style publication at college back in the 90’s with little return on investment for the department so have a soft spot for them as a concept but I think they are dead now.

Can't speak as much for metal, but zines seem to be really popular among noise and power electronics fans, with some high profile publications still in production.

Many of the shops that I order from have a wide variety of zines (metal included), though.

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Ah that's interesting, well the good thing about zines is that they can be made very cheaply, as interesting as the old school ones are now, i don't see them being as efficient for what they were meant for as the internet can be a easier and cheaper source of the information. But hey if something looks excellent and fun it may be something to get back into the metal genera. 

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I hated Metal hammer, I remember seeing their issues full of emo and pop punk to the point it made me want to puke. Maybe you get Iron Maiden for a few pages then crap. Couldn't even use it for toilet paper with the slick paper they used.

They should've renamed it Emo Dousche there was nothing metal about it.

 

Just checked out Cult Never Dies- its right up my alley for sure. I'm thinking of ordering the Damage Inc Anthology 1985-2017.

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On 7/5/2020 at 2:42 AM, Requiem said:

And their panzerawful treatment of their customers probably didn't help. Don't get me started...

Please get started. I'd like to know what happened. How was Count Requiem treated?

 

On 7/4/2020 at 2:53 AM, the_thrashing said:

I hated Metal hammer, I remember seeing their issues full of emo and pop punk to the point it made me want to puke. Maybe you get Iron Maiden for a few pages then crap. Couldn't even use it for toilet paper with the slick paper they used.

They should've renamed it Emo Dousche there was nothing metal about it.

 

I checked them out one time. It was all hyperbolic praise of emo and metalcore with the occasional nod to nu metal, or maybe a throwback to a big name 80s band like Metallica but praising their 90s albums.

 

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I'm a subscriber to metal hammer ? magazine in the UK. And although I don't read it that much I've found some gems in there I wouldn't have found on my own. I listen to mostly the smaller bands and there featured in this magazine even if it's just in review section. But one thing I hate is how the reviews are all in one section now where in the past there was a generalvreview  section for big bands  and a underground section.(not sure it was that underground but some bands Def were) It made it easier having the two sections because in the underground section the band's I liked were much easier to find but now I have to trawl through all the more commercial bands until I find a good album

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